Artist from Greece
at Jose Art Gallery since November 5th, 2019
About the artist Anikitos Giannoudes
I was born in Cyprus but I live in Athens(Greece). My work is inspired not only by movements of the 20th century(post-impressionism, expresionism, phovism) but also by the regional Byzantine and folclore art. My inspiration comes fr om a thought, an image in my mind, a fear, a metaphysical need or a behaviour of a nearby person. Many of my works are inspired by byzantine icons or the life and images of religious figures and facts as presented in Byzantine art. During his studies he was proposed twice for a scholarship. He holds the following Prizes: 1st Painting Prize at the age of 9 years old from the Halandri Aetopoulio Cultural Center in Halandri(Athens). 1st place and scholarship at the entry examination of the Athens School of Fine Arts. 1st Prize and scholarship from the State Scholarship Foundation of Greece for qualifying in my studies of the academic year 1996-1997. 2nd Prize at the Regional Panhellenic Students’ Theater Competition as an art teacher of the 2nd Junior High School of Alexandroupolis. Praise at the Regional Panhellenic Students’ Painting Competition as an art teacher of the 2nd Junior High School of Alexandroupolis. He worked as an artists around the world. Some of the works that he undertook are: The conservation of 30sm size mosaics in the Holy Monastery of Kykkos in Cyprus. The voluntary murals of in churches and monasteries around South Korea. The co-operation in the art installations entitled “Forest of Saints” and “Time” in Lefkosia, Cyprus. Byzantine murals and mosaics around Greece, Cyprus and the United Kingdom such as the murals of the church of the Athens University Campus in Zografou area in Athens, the mosaics of the Greek Orthodox cathedral of Woodgreen in London the murals of the church of Panagia Palouriotissa in Lefkosia(Cyprus), the icons of the temple of the church of Saint Athanasios in Athens and many more. The mosaics of the hotel “Bay Holiday” in Fthiotida district in Greece. He is working with Kyrenia Opera of New York and he participated in the presentation of its play“Amalh and the night visitors” with his painting “Dreaming”. He also created the stage designs for the same opera in its shows in New York and Pallas Theater in Cyprus. He worked as an art teacher in Junior High schools wh ere he undertook many cultural programs, as a teacher of Art History and Textile Design in public institutes and as a public servant in the Ministry of Education and Culture of Greece.
Exhibitions of Anikitos Giannoudes
Solo shows: 2013 “Light Colour Shadow”, Cyprus Cultural Center, Cyprus Embassy, Athens(Greece) 2012 “Fthinoporina idillia” (Autumn affairs), Stavlos Art Gallery, Athens 2009 “Xromaton Mnimes”(Memories of Colours), Artgallerycafe art center, Voula, Athens 2006 “Aniksiatikoi peripatoi”, (Spring walks), Monohoro Art Gallery, Neo Psihiko, Athens 2003 “Oi kipoi ton esthiseon”, (the gardens of sensations), Pavlos Kerambos Gallery, Athens 2019 “Concerning beauty”, Leonidas Kanellopoulos Cultural Center, Eleusina, Greece 2019 “The Mediteranean as in its peoples’s poetry”, Peitaias Municipal Gallery, Peiraias, Greece 2019 “Art in dialogue” Kallinikion Museum of Athienou, Cyprus 2018 “Utopian city”, Anapsiktirion Cultural center, Eleysina, Athens. 2017 “Grigorios Ksenopoulos”, Solomos Museum, Zakynthos island, Greece 2017 “Journey” , Leonidas Kanellopoulos Cultural Center, Eleusina, Greece 2013 “ Square size”, SPACEWOMb Gallery, New York, U.S.A. 2010 “Let a fairy tale begin…”, Ikstikes anazitiseis Gallery, Athens, Greece 2010 “The human figure in Art”, Texnopolis Art Center, Αthens 2009 “Human…where though No 4” ArtTower Agora Gallery, Athens 2008 “Human…where though?” ArtTower Agora Gallery, Athens 2008 “Image-Space-Action”,Texnopolis, Αthens 2006 “Image-Space-Action”, Texnopolis, Αthens 2005 “3rd Art Festival” , OMMA Hania, Crete 2005 “International Collage Festival Vilnius 2005”,Vilnius, Lithuania 2004 “Small is smart”, ArtTower Agora Gallery, Athens 2002 “Young Artists Exhibition”, Texnopolis, Athens 2002 “Art Icon B΄”, Pieridis Gallery, Athens 1999 “Graduation Show”, Athens School of Fine Arts’ exhibition place “The Factory”, Athens 1998 “Post-it art”, Hilton, Lefkosia, Cyprus My works have been exposed to the “Art City Mihalarias” exhibition place from 2003 to 2006.
Education of Anikitos Giannoudes
He studied Painting in the Athens School of Fine Arts, under professor D. Mitaras. He also studied Stage design, Engraving, printmaking and Byzantine art. He continued his studies in the postgraduate department (MFA) of the Edinburgh College of Art in the U.K under professor Glen Onwin. He took the course entitled “Hellenism and the West” in the National Capodistrian University of Athens. He took another course entitled “Religion, Literature, Interpretive, Education” in the Aegean University of Greece".